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.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the poor. president obama will talk about how to change that and other aspects of the economy when he speaks at a washington think tank in just a few minutes. mike viqueira joins us from washington. mike, good morning, what are some of the main points the president is expected to address? >> reporter: you are right, the president turning a page now after the last two months debacle. he is going to talk about the grows gap between rich and poor. it's not a new story or a new subject for president obama. he talked ariel castro it two years ago in a benchmark speech in kansas. and he spoke a little bit about in this year's state of the union. the top 1% in this country have seen their income triple over the course of the last 28 years, meanwhile the middle class has scene their income grow at a modest 1% on average over the course of that same time annually. so the president will be talking about that. he'll be talking once again renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. a lot of talk about that here in d.c. wh
are waiting for president obama to talk about changing that and other aspects of the economy. that is the woman that will be introducing him. and we'll have him in just a few moments. mike viqueira joins us for now with more on what to expect from the president. good morning. >> stephanie. good morning. as usual when it comes to politics and policy in washington, it is complicated. the president is trying to put forward his agenda for the state of the union speech and for the last three years of his presidency. he is going to take the populous tack that we have seen before, and tie the affordable care act into all of it. he is going to be talking about minimum wage, and disparities in in income every growing in this country, and hearken back to past speeches he has made talking about making income distribution more quillable. and he had a lot of shoring up to do. this is a left-lanes think tank, the president going to the pourest region in terms of income in this city, ward 8, and he is going to be talking about empowering people who are economically disadvantaged and bringin
. thank you. and food stamps one of the issues president obama was talking about today. he said the income gap between rich and poor americans keeps growing. during a major speech in washington, income inequality is jeffer dieing the middle class and he wants to make sure that the economy works for everyone. who was this speech directed at. >> reporter: that's a great question. you have look it's a it italy a political spectrum. it was directed to the left. they have been very displeased, disillusioned. look flo further than the last two months, the bunkelled roll out of . it has not gone well and it's reflecting poorly in the polls. there is an election coming up for every member of the house of representatives. next year there is a third up for grabs in the senate the centecenter for american progres guaranteeing that the president's message will be amplified at the people it's aimed at. a theme that the president has concentrated on throughout the course of his speeches. echoing themes from a hundred years prior that theater roosevelt hit on. he spoke to a number of key
in congress which they seem to echo a bipartisan bill. president obama is talking about self-restraint for the nsa. we'll have to say. >> thank you very much. >>> coming up, money and guns. congress working against the clock on a budget and an extension of a firearms bill. >>> plus an historic merger creating the world's largest airline taking off today. >>> and selling gold. this olympic medal worn by jesse owen in the 1936 olympic games auctioned off to the highest bidder. >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. al jazeera america is growing and now more americans are g
. the president talked about obama-care, is his signature measure. be uh there's many other things we talk about every national election we have, these things come up. things like universal prek, unemployment benefits, ebbing panning those. >> expanding the social safety nets so people at the lower end have more, what about people at the top that have gotten much of the wealth? should we be taxing them more? >> that's a very important part. now if you look at estate taxes over the last ten years it has been on the decline. because the government has allowed wealthy government to pass more and more of their income on to their children and grandchildren. so that's a big issue. a lot of people in the top 10 of 1%, her not getting a paycheck, a lot of them are getting from investment returns. one thing about that is capitol gains taxes, taxed at a lower rate. and also if you look at wall street, and what's happening, in the dough jones and the s&p 500, you will see a lot of those returns are doing incredibly well. >> is there one thing that people at the middle income, or low income levels can do to
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at >>> coming up on "consider this," president obama gives a talk on the economy. why is the man who helped get bin laden behind bars without much hope of getting out. the unique for animal rights, is the move to get chimpanzees personhood status going too far. >> should you think twice before going to a game? we will see you at the top of the hour. >> welcome back. here at the morseem, the work of journalists is chronicled and honored in a number you have visits including one which is a tribute to journalists who have fallen while pursuing their stories. one whose short life has inspired creative work, dan eldon who was raised in kenya. he was all of that, brave and bold and lost in a gruesome assault 20 years ago. then he was just 22. and then, eldon was a photo journalist documenting somalia as things spun out of control. on july 12th, 1993, filing a violent assault, protesters in the streets turned on dan and three colleagues working there. they were beaten and stoned to death. in the two deck it's a since that day, dan's mother, cathy, and his sister, set out to preserve the legacy of his
are not going back, john, that is what president obama said he was talking about the days before the affordable care ability when 41 million americans were uninsured. what the president was trying to do se essentially is saying we e not going back to the last two months. the president's website where folks go on the individual market place to get insurance has been a disaster. and the president now believes that they have turned -- that is what he was trying to do is get back on offense here. he has nervous democrats and look being ingandlooking at whae gubernatorial race a few weeks ago. and there is the three week window. if you are going to sign up and have it effective by january 1st you have to sign up in three weeks. >> john? this pr campaign is it about obamacare or is it about the president trying to defend himself from his critics? >> it's a interesting question, john you saw the president in the briefing room behind me abjectologieabject apologies. today it was more of a redemption. the president trying to goat bacget backon offense but tryinn the page let's listen to w
zuma announced the passing of nelson mandela to south africa and the world that president obama took to the briefing room to talk about his reminiscenses and everything that nelson mandela meant to him. some time in the evening, you are right. the president placed a phone call to jacob zuma. he expressed condolences from himself and michelle obama. he called nelson mandela a man of kindness and humility, influencing his own life, and the president only met nelson mandela one time as a senator. he had visited south africa twice, once as a senator and once this past june with his family, unable to meet the ailing nelson mandela at this point. the president took to the briefing room, talked about the inspiration that nelson mandela was for him, talked about the anecdote. nelson mandela and a struggle against apartheid, inspired president obama as a student in the late '70s, and early '80s, to become involved in politics for the first time. let's listen to what obama had to say. >> we will not see the likes of nelson mandela again. it falls to us as best we can for the example that we se
. the obama administration was expecting enrollment numbers. the president talked about healthcare during an event at the white house this afternoon. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, what is this, the second day in a row? the president has held an event where he's talking about healthcare, right? >> that's right. they're trying to turn the page from the lost two months. the bungled roll out of and the issues surrounding it, and now it's crunch time. the president was talking to a group that is vital to the success of the affordable care act, and that is young invincibles. his point was to try--he was talking to supporters, really, but to try to talk to young people and talk to other young people. young folks who go without insurance are vital to the success the affordable chair act because they're healthy and their healthcare costs and needs are few. yet they'll be required to buy insurance and it's all figured into the formula. it all balances out. it's the only way it can work. the president spoke to this group, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable
, even though the obama administration had talked about how much al-qaeda had been dismantled since the death of bin lad en, do americans need to worry now that al-qaeda does seem to be gaining ground in the middle east? >> i think the americans ought to be very concerned about the increasing capability. while the u.s. government has started to parse their words, saying we only met core al-qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan, the fact is that the franchisees, the smaller groups of al-qaeda represent a clear and present danger not only to the countries and governments in the middle east but also that of the united states. >> general, thank you. >> commuter trains will roll again today on a normal schedule past the reopened stop in the bronx, the scene of sunday's fatal derailment in new york city. the train to derailed featured a system that can warn the engineer of a potential accident and apply the brakes, but the system was not in the front cab where william rockefeller was at the controls. it was installed in the locomotive, which was pushing the train from the back. >> highly radi
and so much remembrance has come pouring in from all over washington. president obama recalled how as a young man he was first inspired to political action back in college by going to an anti apartheid rally. and he talked about the role model that mandela. the president yesterday remembered his words that nelson mandela said he wanted to see an ideal, a society where there was democracy and freedom for all. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal, and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and said he has gone home. and we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> remembrances also come in from past presidents. stephanie? >> and libby several members of congress also expressing their admiration for mandela. >> i don't think there's one member of congress we haven't heard from. and also people taking inspiration from his political role. john boehner put out a statement today and yesterday that said this . . . nelson mandela addressed joint
front be communication team and they will do a genuine rea reaction themselves. president obama's twitter account is rarely him. him. >> when you were in teheran and talking pr there is a paradox there isn't there? here we have a hugely conservative country sitting alongside something that is very much of the modern age glonkt how do you think the message went down? i think eventually yo iran has o open up we had a brief moment a couple of months ago where the eye raiiranian people had acceso social media and twitter. i think it's important if iran is trying to pr project a diffet image that is the reality. it has to start having more reforms internally. >> thank you very much indeed. >>> stay listening for just a moment. w50e6 thwe have the spoartd spow england is going to change their immajoritimage is so terrible a. >> they are expected to take a 2 n2-nil lead. the australi australians declarn overnight tote sale 132-for-p. . cook wras caugh was caught out r one. they couldn't go on to make the really big score that en england needed. england managing to extend the game into
in peace talks in cuba, trying to end a 50 year war that has taken more than 200,000 lives. >> president obama said the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor olympic weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium and is used to generate nuclear energy. we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood that we arrive at the end state that i was describing earlier - i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a 6-month agreement on tehran's nuclear program. >> after leaving much of the country in a deep freeze, wintry weather is expected to hit the coast. dallas recorded its coldest day in more than 20 years. heidi jo-castro has more. >> 75,000 people are without power in the dallas area, not because of precipitation or snow, but stuff like this - the tree limbs are encrusted with
americans back to work is to fix the economy. and we talked about obamacare. he said that he is willing to look at a plan to extend unemployment benefits if the president presents one -- if president obama shows him one, but he said the president has the focus. >> the president is more focused on inkoreaing reliance on programs than creating better jobs. republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class citizens. >> a fundamental difference there. republicans saying there are other ways to help americans, democrats pushing for the extension while trying to work on broader economic issues. >> libby casey thank you. >>> tomorrow the labor department releases the jobs numbers for november. >>> some fast-food workers are on the picket line instead of working today. strikes are taking place in in about a hundred cities. the dedemand, higher pay. tonya mosley shares the story of a 35-year-old mother of three raising her family on $9.31 an hour. >> it's 2:00 and mya molina's five-hour shift at kfc is over. she is off to pick up her youngest son from day care before he
takes us. and what worries me about obama is we are not going to deal with inincome ine quiltty and mobility unless we take the economy. >> let's take talk about these mixed signs on the disney. consumer confidence is down. but on the other hand, it looks like private sector hiring is up. we have numbers that came out today, fairly positive. on the other hand -- we had home sales going up 25% in october. on the other hand, holiday retail sales have been weak. so, dan, the economy, something or has it really just started to turn around? >> the numbers, it could be a statistical blip, but in general, in general, compared to europe, we are doing okay. we are having two % growth or so averaging out over, you know, several quarters. now, with that being said, we used to have 3% average growth. so we are suffering compared to our normal pattern, and i agree with david, if this was a normal business cycle, we would have nine to 11 more jobs perhaps. but where we disagree again is: how do you get those jobs? and i think bush, i mean obama, like bush, is making the mistake of going with
there are sort of in some ways parallel tracts. talk about the u.s., and apartheid in south africa, right? >> we picketed with with them. we were there. >> we appreciate it. and president obama has paid tribute to the life of nelson mandela as well. >> that swept college campuses at that time, the first time he ever spoke to a public audience, he had said many times was on behalf of nelson mandela and the antiapartheid movement. he came to the briefing room, he spoke very eloquently. here is more of what he had to say. >> at his trial in 1964. nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock, says i have fought against white domination. uh it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if needs be, it is an ideal for which i'm prepared to die. >> nelson mandela. made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. and we have lost one of the most influential courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. >> as a newly elected senator in 2005, sena
, toronto mayor, addiction has landed him a job in the united states. [ ♪ music ] >>> president obama had a lot to say about economic inequality. perhaps it was an attempt to divert attention from the rollout from his health care law. he struck a nerve when he talked about the middle class and how many americans are learning. we'll take a look at this with an american who knows what it's like to live that way. first, mike viqueira at the white house >> the facts are beyond dispute. the government sought to highlight the gap between the rich and poof. he was up to two themes. these are themes struck throughout the presidency, first and second term. he talked about the gap between rich and poor and talking about trying to raise the minimum wage. he got behind that, backing a height or legislation and congress that's $0.10 an hour. many states are moving on their own. the president deniably is trying to shore up a political base after a rocky rollout of democrats are dispirited. this is the latest in a series of event where the president spoke to the base and what he said was
service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what th
what cuba would bargain for. but the grose family says there's only one way to find out - by talking. >> gross's wife said he's lost weight and his hopes are fading. >> president obama making a push for the affordable care act. >> he's kicking off a 3-week campaign to promote health reform. >> what he's trying to do. a major employer looks to snuff out prospect ist employees. how a ban on smokers could have ruple effects. $141,300 million, it's a big number, a big pay check. some of the employs are relying on uncle sam to pay their bills. >> welcome back, we are doubling up the big number - 141.3 billion. that number represents the profits for the banking industry in 2012. that allowed the top chief expects of the biggest banks to pocket a salary of $15.5 billion. sounds like a good year for everyone working in the sector. >> you would be wrong. look at the second big number. $900 million. that's the amount of tax dollars spent supplementing the wages of bank bank tellers. a third of bank-tellers had to rely on assistance. >> last year tellers had a median salary of $24,100. that's
. republicans talked about how obamacare is a problem for americans, while democrats focused on the dramatic progress of the website, saying the obama administration hit the big benchmarks it said it would. >> 50,000 people at one time, 800,000 people a day. look, this is going to take sometime before it's up and kicking in full gear. >> 15% of the population didn't have health insurance when this started roughly. we think that number was closer to 10. what they've done is disrupted it for the 85% that had health care and their costs are going up significantly, so we've broken the system to help a few. >> the white house says enrollment jumped from 30% to 80%, but they're still calling it a work in progress. >> you logged on to the website this morning. is it faster, working better? >> yes. i did it back on october 1 when it was very rocky and slow you. noticed immediately that clicking through the pages was very fast. the true test of how well this new and improved will really come in the next few weeks. there is a december 23 deadline. people need to meet the deadline on dec
in newman's release. >>> they are preparing to iernl out the details for iran's nuclear program. talks are set for next week in geneva. diplomats hope that the short term deal with lead them to a final settlement. even as world powers prepare to sit down with iran the obama administration is opening the door to sell weapon defense systems to u.s. allies in the region. despite the deal with iran the country opposes threats addressed by the nuclear agreement. our emphasis to diplomatic tools should not be determined. we know we cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on american's military power and assurance to our allies and partners in the middle east that we will use it. hagel made the comment while addressing leaders in bahrain. >>> six suspect are in police custody accused of stealing radioactive material from a truck on monday. they are being interrogated to see if they played a role in the theft of cobalt 60. they located the truck on wednesday and recovered most of the material. the suspects were treated and releaseandrelease after all butd negative for ra
it and talks about it again and again and again. i say beware. we've learned in our experience, the experience of the jewish people to take seriously those who speak about our annihilation. >> president obama doesn't think iran will give up it's entire nuclear program, but calls upon them to freeze the most dangerous parts of the program for six months in return for ease of sanctions. >> inspections could help gauge iran's nuclear capabilities and motives. joining us to discuss this step is former u.n. chief weapons inspector joining us from washington this morning. >> good morning, thomas. >> can you give us a better understanding first of all of this particular plant, why is it still operational and what's currently being constructed there? >> it's very important that inspectors went there a day ago. this is the first test of iran's agreement with the six powers made two weeks ago, part of which that they would put a hold on work at this plant, the reactor and heavy worker manufacturing capability. why is it important? everyone has heard about iran enriching uranium. that's one way to make a
. president obama talked about how he was first inspired to get involved in politics as a college student to get to an anti apartheid rally. and he remembered the day that nelson mandela was freed from prison. he said it was a moment that he saw as a potential that was guided by their likes and not their fears. >> it calls to us to forward the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never discount the difference that one person can make, so strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. >>> george h.w. bush was in the presidency when nelson mandela was released from prison, and he put out a statement yesterday recalling his wonder at mandela's ability to forgive his jailers. he said . . . saying they would never reach proprosperity if the country continued to build up their arsenal of nuclear westminster. weapons. >>. well a major winter storm is sweeping across the plains and across dallas for dallas-fort w. take a look at the temperatures. they were looking at partly cloudy skies on friday. a mixture of sleet and freezing rain and all of that ice
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